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. >>> to the disaster in japan now. the contamination both in and around the that damaged nuclear plant is growing. today the amount of radiation in the water that's been flooding the plant reached a level 100,000 times higher than normal. and today, plutonium, another radioactive substance, was detected in the soil around the complex. the contamination is believed to be the result of a partial meltdown in the core of that complex. all of this, of course, follows that march 11th earthquake and tsunami in japan. because of that disaster, health authorities all over the country and in our area are monitoring air and water quality. this afternoon, maryland officials announced a very small amount of radioactive iodine was detected in a rain water sample taken in baltimore. but as chris gordon reports now, authorities say it does not pose a health risk. >> reporter: our tap water is being tested to make sure it is safe, and officials say it is. the maryland and virginia health departments are monitoring samples that have been taken from reservoirs, rivers and rain water to check whether radiation from
in japan continues to unfoed, there is more evidence that the damaged nuclear complex there is still leaking a lot of radiation. the groundwater under one reactor is now showing radiation levels 10,000 times higher than they should be. radiation in the sea water near the plant has also grown to nearly 4,400 times the amount allowed by law. the government is being pressured to extend the evacuation zone around that plant. >>> concerns about that nuclear disaster in japan are growing here in this country. traces of radiation have now been detected in milk, in cows in california and washington state. however, experts say the levels are so low that the milk is still safe to drink. as kristin dahlgren reports, that has not eased the fears of shoppers. >> reporter: at grocery stores across the country, concern today. >> i probably wouldn't trust it completely. >> after trace levels of radiation, thought to be from japan's crippled nuclear plant were found in milk in this country. >> what is trace, and what does that really mean? >> reporter: experts say it means low readings of iodine 131
in and around the nuclear facility in northern japan that was damaged in a tsunami recently. a record level of radiation has been detected in sea water near the fukushima plant. it is more than 3,000 times what is allowed by law. plant officials believe it leaking from one of the reactors there. one of the reactor that's has melted through its protective container. japan's emperor and his wife tried to console some of the thousands of displaced residents today them spent about an hour at a temporary shelter near tokyo. it was his first such visit since the earthquake and tsunami hit the area on march 11th. >>> there are more questions the security of air cargo tonight after a fake bomb troofld a cargo plane. the plane was flown from the britain to turkey two weeks ago. a u.s. official told nbc news, the incident appears to be the result of a family feud. that parts of the phony bomb were made of play-doh. the fake bomb was placed in a wedding cake box. it was supposed to be delivered to a wedding reception. a turk usual man dropped off the box at a ups office two weeks ago. the phony bomb w
japan. it finally ended last year, when ricks was teaching at osbourne high in manassas. a parent saw his inappropriate facebook postings and contacted authorities. in a "washington post" interview, this mother said she was alarmed by e-mails ricks sent to her son's friend. but her warning to manassas school officials in 2008 weren't unheeded. >> after i read the messages, i realized, you know, it just wasn't -- there was -- there was something very, very wrong going on. >> reporter: after ricks gained his victims' trust, the crime was always the same. >> he would ply with liquor, tequila, beer, get them drunk, they would pass out. he would strip them, photograph them, fondle them, and commit other sex acts on them. >> reporter: the evidence collected, more than 600 photos on his computer, dozens of videotapes, and 28 journals ricks filled with graphic details of the assaults. as part of the plea deal, prosecutors also set a binding sentence of 300 months. that means the 50-year-old ricks will spend the next 25 years behind bars. in alexandria, julie carey, news4. >>> ricks is going t
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